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N.Y. Power Authority's Power Vista Holds Sensational Saturday Event "Safety Smart At Home," July 13

Contact:
Teresa Martinez
(716)-286-6652
teresa.martinez@nypa.gov


July 8, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will hold its “Safety Smart at Home” Sensational Saturday on July 13.  The free event starts at 10 a.m. at NYPA’s Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant’s admission-free visitors center, the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, N.Y.

Power Vista tour guides will lead guided tours throughout the facility and present Basics of Electricity shows. Helpful energy efficiency materials will be distributed and younger guests are invited to the Power Vista classroom for a film featuring Pumbaa and Timon, from the hit movie, “The Lion King,” to learn how to be “Safety Smart at Home.”

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the Power Vista’s many other attractions including displays and interactive exhibits related to the production of electricity, energy efficiency and the area’s history, plus spectacular views from the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River Gorge. Parking and admission at the Power Vista is always free.

For more information, contact the NYPA’s Power Vista at 716-286-6661 or email npvista@nypa.gov.

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About NYPA:

The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA has been designated as the lead entity via Executive Order 88 by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to form a central management and implementation plan to carry out his Build Smart NY plan to reduce energy use by state facilities by 20 percent by 2020. ■ NYPA is the nation's largest state public power organization, through the operation of its 16 generating facilities in various parts of New York State, participation in a unique public/private partnership to contract for power from a clean generating plant in Queens, and its operation of more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ More than 70 percent of the electricity NYPA produces is clean renewable hydropower. Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state.■ For more information visit www.nypa.gov or follow @NYPAenergy on Twitter.



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